Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza:

Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

I have read all about the cauliflower crust pizza many times over the years, it’s believed to have been created in 2009 as a “carb free” pizza alternative for those following the South Beach Diet Plan and the Atkins DietWhereas I am not following a low-carb (or no-carb) diet, I am following the 5:2 diet, as well as fitting in Weight Watchers on my “non-fast” days, and it’s a fact that bread and pizza crusts stack up the calories in a frightening way! I checked the calories on a standard burger bun the other day, and it came in a staggering 250 calories for ONE bun! Now, I am sure I can make my own burger buns at home that would be tastier, healthier and much lower in calories, but it’s hot and I am not in a bread making mood just now. So, this cauliflower pizza crust idea seemed like an interesting and low-calorie recipe to try out.

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

I scoured the internet looking for recipes and inspiration and ended up with four possible candidates: Recipe Box: Doughless Pizza by Lauren Conrad,  Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Ground Beef and Green Olives by The Healthy Foodie,   Go Grain-Free With a Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust by Fit Sugar and Cauliflower Pizza Crust by The Vintage Mixer. In the end I made up my own pizza crust and topping, mainly based on Lauren Conrad’s recipe, The Vintage Mixer and the recipe shared on Fit Sugar, which is by Paula Deen. The recipes were all in US cups, so I boldly converted them to Metric for those of us who can’t do cups! I tested this recipe twice, and I have to say that I am VERY pleased with it – it gives a chewy crust with lots of flavour and is very filling too.

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

DON’T expect bread like crust, it really is just a suitable vehicle for carrying a topping; but do expect a delicious and very “pizza like” taste with a rather nice texture, it’s all about cheating with the bread base whilst still keeping the essential pizza flavours. And as well as being carbohydrate free, it is also low in calories; the recipe below makes one big pizza for two people and is a fabulous 240 calories per person, that’s for half a pizza! You could also make two smaller individual pizzas if you want, and I may do that next time. All that you need to serve this are some crisp salad leaves and a little low-fat dressing. We BOTH enjoyed this recipe, and I have also discovered that you can make and bake the base ahead of time – just add the topping and bake to order when you are ready!

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

If you want a dairy free and vegan crust, I just discovered this amazing recipe and blog post here: Cauliflower Pizza Crust  over at NUTRITION STRIPPED . My recipe is below, and feel free to add any toppings that take your fancy; on a non fast day I am going to add some chorizo sausage, olives, blue cheese and maybe some ham too……if anyone has ever made one of these cauliflower crust pizza bases before, please let me know and share your recipe with me, for future testing!  That’s all for today, I hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather, I am out tomorrow night for a nocturnal beach picnic, and I will try to take some photos to share with you all. Take care, and DO try this recipe, it’s blindingly good! Karen 

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza (Gluten Free)

Serves 2
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party
Region American
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A delectable low-calorie gluten free pizza that is also suitable for those following the 5:2 fast diet, the Paleo diet as well as vegetarians. This cauliflower crust pizza is tasty and very filling and is only per 240 calories portion. (This recipe serves 2 people)


  • 340g raw cauliflower, fresh or frozen (60 calories)
  • 1 large free-range egg (74 calories)
  • 75g low-fat mozzarella cheese, grate 50g and slice the remaining 25g for the topping (225 calories)
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese (44 calories)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil (1 calorie)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano (1 calorie)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules or powder (2 calories)
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced (40 calories)
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced (20 calories)
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and minced (8 calories)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes (4 calories)
  • fresh oregano or basil, to garnish


A delectable low-calorie gluten free pizza that is also suitable for those following the 5:2 fast diet, the Paleo diet as well as vegetarians. This cauliflower crust pizza is tasty and very filling and is only per 240 calories portion. (This recipe serves 2 people - for a paleo friendly version, omit the cheese. )


Step 1 Line a pizza stone or tray (or just an ordinary baking tray) with greaseproof paper.
Pre-heat the oven to 210C/420F/Gas mark 7.
Step 2 Grate the cauliflower, or process it in a food processor; you are looking to achieve fine crumbs, but do not purée it. If using frozen cauliflower, squeeze excess water out of it and crumble with your hands if possible.
Step 3 Microwave the cauliflower crumbs for 5 to 6 minutes, or until soft. You can also steam or boil the cauliflower, but you will need to squeeze the excess water out of it afterwards if cooked with water.
Step 4 Place the cauliflower crumbs in to an large mixing bowl and add the egg, grated mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, herbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well, you should have a fairly stiff but malleable dough, as seen in my photos.
Step 5 Place the cauliflower "dough" onto the prepared tray and pat out into a large circle, about 12.5cms (10") in diameter and about 1.5cms (1/2") thick. Spray the top with a little low-fat cooking spray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and firm.
Step 6 Place the sliced tomatoes on top, sprinkle the chilli flakes over, scatter over the minced garlic and onion rings, season to taste with salt and pepper, and then arrange the sliced mozzarella cheese over the top.
Step 7 Bake for 10 minutes or until the topping is bubbling and the cheese has melted. Scatter fresh oregano or basil leaves over and serve cut into wedges with salad leaves.
Step 8 For a paleo friendly version, omit the cheese.

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

As I made this TOTALLY from scratch, I am entering this recipe into

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Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Have you ever made a cauliflower crust pizza?
If so, do let me know and share your recipe!

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      • Rosie says

        Hi, I made this tonight as part of the 5:2 plan. It was surprisingly tasty! Although my dough looked nothing like the dough in the pictures, so maybe after microwaving the cauliflower I should have tried to get some excess water out somehow? Also the mozzarella measurements aren’t correct. I had to use the full amount of mozzarella on just one half of the pizza to make it look like yours, however I bought the very low fat kind, so calories worked out less anyway. But thanks for the base, will use it again as a good alternative!

        • says

          Thanks Rosie! My mozzarella was a little tired when I used it (been in the fridge for a while!), and was cut or almost squished into very thin pieces, so that’s why it may have looked more than what it was. Yes, I maybe should add that you MUST get all of the water out of the cooked cauliflower before making the dough, it’s VERY important. Thanks so much for your feedback, I will add some extra notes to my recipe and suggest using more cheese but of a low-fat variety! Karen :-)

    • Liesl says

      I have made a couple of different cauliflower bases before but with uncooked rather than cooked cauliflower – and I had no luck whatsoever having them NOT STICK to my baking tray… I tried foil, foil sprayed with oil, foil sprayed with oil covered in baking paper and every variation I could think of in-between. NO joy. Is it easier with cooked cauli then ?

      • sharon says

        Hi Liesl
        I cooked mine on the plate that comes with the Halogen oven. I sprayed it with Fry Light and used raw cauliflower that I had grated the day before – think it might’ve dried out a little, just patted it with kitchen paper and hardly any moisture. I did pre-heat the tray in the oven – don’t know if that helped or not but mine didn’t stick at all, and I flipped it over when it started to look golden so the other side could crisp a bit better too to take the topping. I used egg-white only not a whole egg to bind just in case that helps.

  1. says

    Lovely Karen. I make and posted (2011, I think, so dodgy photos!) something very similar, but with almonds rather than cheese to keep it vegan. People are always so surprised when I tell them what it is made with. This looks fab for 5:2. I know you will get a good reaction from this

    • says

      Thanks Kellie, what a shame your recipe did not show in my search as I would have loved to have seen it and I will of course be popping over later to see the recipe you used now!
      This was a truly tasty recipe and I will be making it many more times in the future.

  2. says

    I have been wanting to try a cauliflower crust pizza for the longest time and I’m sad to say I never have! But this crust looks amazing and your description gives me new motivation to give it a go. I really need to carve out some time to try this recipe…

  3. says

    I have made cauliflower pizza a few times – one with cheese and one a vegan version with almond meal – neither is quite right but last time I thought that prebaking the crust before putting on the toppings would help so I am pleased to see this works for you – I also need to use less sauce as apparently the vegan one absorbs the sauce. Yours looks fantastic and so crispy.

    • says

      Thanks Johanna. By pre-baking the crust you get a much crispier finish and as I did not use a sauce, mine was lovely and crispy, as you can see! I recommend pre-baking the crust every time. Karen

  4. says

    So, I’ve seen variations of this before and I’ve always wanted to know – does the crust hold together like a regular pizza? Like, can you pick up a slice to scoff? I always imagined it would be mushy and fall apart :)
    Janie x

    • says

      Hi Janie, the crust is VERY robust and you can cut the pizza into wedges and actually pick them up! It is not mushy at all, but it is a little wobbly, if you see what I mean. The crust is much better of pre-baked and is quite well-behaved! Karen

  5. says

    I still haven’t tried cauliflower crust pizza despite everyone loving it so much. As pizza is one of my greatest indulgences, I really need to change that!

    • says

      Thanks Nazima, yes, I have just read that Kellie made one a while ago too (2011) so I will be off to check hers out! DO try it out as it was very tasty! Karen

  6. says

    such a brilliant and clearly a popular idea… I think i’ve made something similar to that cauliflower patty thing before but never thought of topping it with pizza… it’s genius and looks divine… you are such a talent Miss BB… xx

    • says

      Why thanks Dashing Dom! I am also going to try the cauliflower couscous next! LOVE that you called me talented, from someone as talented as you! :-)

  7. says

    This is such a fabulous idea Karen! I’m thinking about giving 5:2 a go soon as being stuck at my desk all day working on a thesis is resulting in my jeans shrinking and it’s far too hot to do any kind of exercise. With such a delicious looking healthy pizza I’m sure I wouldn’t feel too deprived.

    • says

      DO give it a go Jen as it is really lovely and quite “pizza-ish” in flavour too! It’s very low in calories and was filling, we both thought. Karen

  8. Renelle says

    Hey there! Yummy recipe. I am eating it now. However, the cheese amounts don’t add up. Recipe says 75g, then divide it into 100g + 25 g.

  9. says

    I’ve made cauliflower rice before but never ventured into making a pizza crust, it does look tasty, so will definitely give it a go. I’m still doing 5:2 and on a fast day today with just juicing until tonight, this has made me very hungry!! x

    • says

      I have heard of cauliflower rice too Carina, and couscous too, but it was the pizza I wanted to make first! I hope the 5:2 Fast day went okay! Karen

  10. says

    I loved the sound of this as soon as I first saw you tweet about it Karen and come cauliflower season, I shall be trying it out for myself. I’m wondering how it would turn out if the cauliflower wasn’t cooked before assembling the “dough”. I’m guessing it wouldn’t hold together so well. Anyway, the whole thing looks delicious and I’m keen to try it out.

    • says

      Thanks Choclette! I think that it would be be as “malleable” if it was not cooked beforehand, but worth a try maybe? We BOTH really loved this and I have made two pizza bases for the weekend, ready for topping and baking. Karen

      • bombayblue001 says

        I’ve made this several times …. first time I cooked the cauliflower – the next three times I didn’t bother! Squishing the water + juices out of the cauliflower was messy. Just chopped it finely and combined with the rest of the ingredients ….. baking the base first is the answer, and there’s enough added moisture to cook the cauliflower in that one simple step – perfect texture every time!

  11. says

    I just ,a made your recipe last night and it was delicious! Was a non-fast day so I was probably more generous with the cheese, but I also added courgette, mushroom, red pepper and some leftover salami.

    The base does crumble when you cut into it, is that normal?

    • says

      So glad you enjoyed it, and yes, the base CAN crumble if it has not been mixed well with the cheese and egg etc before baking – my first one crumbled a bit. But, you can add more cheese on a non-fast day for a more “stickable” pizza base, I find that more cheese or one more egg helps keep the base together. LOVE your choice of toppings too! Karen

  12. says

    Oh wow, that looks amazing and delicious! I can’t wait to try this out! Healthy foods can taste and look delicious as they say!

  13. Natalie Crossan says

    Ahh this is fab, am going on Atkins soon (done it lots before, going back on it again) and never tried a pizza :) xx

  14. says

    Somehow my comment seems to have disappeared? Must say this looks amazing and cauliflowers are so cheap here at the moment there is just no reason not to try it. Thanks for this recipe.

    • says

      OH no! I cannot remember seeing any other comments from you on this post, maybe the site went down temporarily? Thanks for persevering and leaving another comment Denise! Karen

    • says

      Thanks for stopping by, I just discovered your blog today and I LOVE it! I think you will really enjoy this pizza if you make it! Karen :-)

  15. Deb says

    This was absolutely yummy. Made it tonite with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and mozzarella on top. Even the hubby went back for seconds.

  16. Rachael says

    Hubby and I are now on the 5:2 diet. Made the cauliflower pizza last night. DELICIOUS !! I substituted egg beaters for the egg and used the additional calories left from that to smear pizza sauce over the crust after baking. I only used one tomato,dicing it and sprinkling over the pizza so pizza would not be so juicy. I diced bell peper, mushrooms and red onion and sprinkled over the pizza before adding the cheese. AFter it came out of the oven, I sprinklked fresh chopped basil all over. YUMMY. Thank you for this wonderful cauliflower crust. Fantastic !

    • says

      FABULOUS Rachael! I am so pleased that you were able to adapt the basic recipe to your personal taste, and I LOVE your toppings too! It’s such a great recipe and so versatile too! Karen :-)

  17. says

    What an interesting recipe – I HAVE to try this soon! I’ve been wanting to make homemade pizza for a while as I bought a pizza stone ages ago but have never used it. I am now going to try this recipe instead as I’m really intrigued and it will help with cutting the calories!

  18. Erika Holt says

    This looks very delicious and a very interesting recipe. Think I shall be giving this one a go soon and have shared it on facebook so I wont lose it! Thank you!

  19. says

    Karen Thank You for a wonderful blog!

    Usually when you try a healthy recipe that is supposed to taste like the original it is almost always a disappointment but this 5:2 Pizza was really delicious!

    The first time I tried it I put the eggs in the hot cauliflower mix just after they had been in the microwave and they coagulated, so you really need to let the cauliflower cool of or mix it together really quickly to avoid that. But I had more luck the second time around :)

    I wrote about the Pizza on my blog (but it’s in Swedish) http://5-2dietenrecept.se/recept/5-2-recept-pizza/

    Best Regards

    • says

      Thanks so much for your lovely comments Lisa, I really appreciate the tip on adding the eggs when the mixture has cooled too, I will add that tip to my recipe. I will pop over to see your blog post – I cannot read Swedish, but I am sure I will get the gist of it!! Thanks again, Karen

  20. Margaret says

    Hi Karen, I’ve been a long time reader of your wonderful blog, but this is the first time I’ve commented! My husband is doing the 5:2 diet so I am always looking for tasty recipes for his fast days that I will enjoy too. I am doing a low carb diet (which suits me better than the 5:2) and this pizza recipe is HONESTLY one of the best recipes I’ve come across recently!! we both loved it and it suited both our respective diets :) I did everything you recommended and it worked perfectly! I used grated cheese on top instead of the sliced stuff and I found the quantities you stated were fine in that form (I don’t really like too much cheese on my pizza anyway). Thank you for all your recipes, keep blogging and bringing us fabulous tasty treats to try!!

    • says

      THANKS so much for your LOVELY comment Margaret and you have made my day!! :-)

      I am in the process of creating and developing some more low-carb and low-cal recipes for 5:2 etc, so do watch out for them!

      I am thrilled that you enjoyed the pizza as much as we did, and do, as I make it regularly!

      Thanks once again!

      Karen :-)

  21. says

    I have to say that both Mr Fd and myself were EXTREMELY dubious about this recipe (especially as we had tried cauliflower rice and not enjoyed it at all) but in fact we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I made a tomato sauce with some tomato purée and harissa and water to spread on it first (no big tomatoes handy!) and I added a few more veggies and a bit of ham – more calories, I know, but I had them going spare (!!) Thank you for the recipe – I’ll be using it again. I provided a link to this post on my blog – I hope you don’t mind.


    This looks intriguing. I saw Jamie Oliver make ‘rice’ out of cauliflower in his budgeting programme, but this looks much more interesting. I don’t like cauliflower at all so I’m going to try this and see whether you can still taste it.

  23. Christine says

    Made this tonight and topped it with tomato sauce, mushrooms, Italian tuna and cheese. So good! Definitely making it again though I hope that next time I can get the crust right…I didn’t squeeze out enough of the water I think…but it was still so good anyway!

  24. brenda says

    Hey, was that suppose to make enough for two people? Cause I ate the whole thing. First time making a cauliflower pizza and I am IMPRESSED. I was delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe. I really did try to save a piece for my husband but just couldn’t do it. NO will power today! Not with this pizza.

    • says

      SO pleased you loved the pizza as much as we do! Yes, it is supposed to feed two people, but never mind, all the more for you! Karen

  25. Allan Blackey says

    Hi Karen

    I have to say I was a bit dubious about this at first but I thought I’d give it a whirl since I’m trying the 5:2. My mistake was not draining properly after taking out the microwave and I spread it a little thin. However I’m pleased to say it still tasted amazing and was very filling. I used light mozarella and added a wee bit wafer thin ham on the top. I have shared this page on my Facebook as I have friends who are also on the 5:2 or who are vegetarians or have to eat gluten free. Thanks for sharing this :)

  26. Linda says

    Just made this for lunch. It was suprisingly easy, really colourful and I liked it much more than a conventional pizza.

  27. Theresa Bond says

    I am so glad I found this recipe! I will try it tonight, I have everything I need in the fridge, I cant wait!
    Love your site!

  28. Diana King says

    Hi Karen,
    I have just cooked and eaten the cauliflower crust pizza. I had to contact you to say how successful it turned out. We are doing the 5/2 diet but was not on a fasting day today, so I used chorizo as part of the topping and it was delicious! I used chilli oil to soften the onion for a couple of minutes in the microwave.
    Thank you , I will certainly be repeating this tasty recipe.

  29. Anne says

    My daughter told me about your blog because I am gluten-free and following the 5:2 diet. I made the cauliflower pizza last night for supper. I had less cheese on the top of my finished pizza but it held together very well and was tasty. I finished off the rest for my lunch today and because I’m on a non fast day, put some Double Gloucester cheese on top and put it under the grill to melt. It was even yummier!

  30. Susan Elaine Carter says

    I’m not on the diet but I was intrigued by the use of cauliflower so read through the recipe. I would never have thought of using it in this ingenious way. Definitely one for me to try.

  31. Sue says

    I made this pizza yesterday, and it was yummy! I had the idea of pressing the crust much thinner, so I tried that today. Delish! If you don’t mind browned cheese on the edges and bottom, you might like this. The crust had better integrity, was crispy and nice, and tasted even better than regular thin crust pizza. This will be my meal of choice from now on. :-)

    • says

      Brilliant Sue, thanks so much for letting me know and I have also made the crust thinner lately too, and I agree with you that it’s better! Karen

  32. says

    Hi! I just googled ‘cauliflower pizza paleo’ and came across your website. I’ve tried out a different recipe before but yours is truly amazing, full of rich flavor and perfectly crispy. Wrenched out the cauliflower after having microwaved it and added some green bellpeppers, but other than that, no changes. Delicious! Thanks for an easy recipe to follow, and for posting in metric measurements. Love your website!

      • sharon says

        Hi Karen. Looks good, I’m doing 5:2 just now so great idea. What temperature do you cook the base at first please?

          • sharon says

            No sorry, I re-read it and it is there. I guessed it first though before I realised, and made it anyway. A great success!! Thank you – it’s something a bit different for a fast day and tasty too. I cooked the crust in my Halogen oven and flipped it over so it crisped a bit more on both sides. I didn’t pre-cook the cauliflower. I added a bit of my homemade fat free pizza sauce after (very garlicky – I love it) then added some chicken breast chunks and the grated cheese (I used low fat cheddar as I didn’t have mozzarella in). It wasn’t a fasting day yesterday, thus the extra few calories just wanted to try it. It really filled me up. I used the rest of my grated (food processed) cauliflower today as “fried rice” with my stir fried chicken and vegetables with 5 spice powder, garlic, ginger and chilli and a little soy sauce. Very nice, filling and another meal for a fasting day. So once again thanks very much. Sharon xxx

          • says

            Thanks so much for letting me know Sharon and also for your handy notes that others will find useful! I have just bought a halogen oven and I am looking forward to using it for my 5:2 recipes especially, and your tip for cooking the base in the halogen oven is handy. I also have some new recipes of cauliflower rice, and love your suggestions, all very tasty for a fast day! Karen

  33. Amy says

    Hi Karen,

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I want to try and make this today but had a question: do the ingredients above make a small tortilla-sized pizza or a larger pizza? And, is the 250 calorie count for the former or the latter? That is, if I make a tortilla-sized pizza, will its calorie count be 250 or around 450 calories?

    Many thanks :)

    • says

      Hi Amy! The calories are PER pizza, and the recipe makes one large pizza for 2 people, so a total of 480 calories for the whole recipe, and 240 calories per person. You can of course make 2 smaller pizzas and they will be 240 calories per smaller size pizza.

  34. Marcia says

    Hi Karen,
    I was just wondering if the crust tastes like cauliflower…. I’m thinking of trying it, but my husband absolutely hates cauliflower, so I won’t plan on serving it to him if that flavor comes through. Thanks!!

  35. Derah says

    Sounds fantastic and I’ll be giving it a try.

    Just a note, though, that Parmesan cheese is NOT vegetarian, so you may want to make a note of that before saying that this recipe is suitable for vegetarians.


  36. Big says

    Baked the cauliflower crust pizza tonight. Made crust into 3 individual pizzas with different topping to order for each family member. The crust was crispy, held together well and was delicious. Everyone loved it. Not a crumb left.

  37. says

    I am so happy to find this recipe. Hubby is gluten-free and we both love cauliflower. I noted what you put on the crust and it seems perfect. Recipe printed up and ready to be made. Thanks.

  38. kelly says

    This was amazing! I think my pizza base was a bit moist and i didn’t add the parmesan, it just made it need a bit more cooking time. Other than that i loved the taste of the base. I highly recommend others trying this!

  39. says

    I tried this for the first time tonight, my crust was not stuffed but I am. This recipe was great and certainly has potential, I do not feel like I have to miss out on pizza night now. xx

  40. says

    I keep reading about cauliflower crust pizza and wonder what the excitement is all about and now I have enough inspiration and temptation in your post for me to join in x

  41. says

    Thanks so much for a lovely recipe – this was my first attempt at Cauliflower base and it was delicious! I steamed mine rather than microwaving it, and unfortnately forgot to squeeze out the excess liquid so it wasn’t quite as firm as it could have been, but I was still really happy with it and will be sure to squeeze next attempt.

  42. says

    By looking at the picture you can’t guess it will be recipe for low calorie pizza. It looks so delicious that I will try it very soon. Thank you Karen for this recipe!

  43. SBee says

    Made this last night. First thing I wanted to get out of the way is that the photographs here clearly have a whole lot more than 25g Mozzarella on top :)
    Having said that I will definitely be making this again, in BULK for my freezer, as it was AWESOME! There are so many ways that I am thinking I can use that base/crust. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • says

      Actually not, I did REALLY use only 25g of mozzarella cheese as I am on the 5:2 diet, so to use more would be cheating! I cut it VERY thinly and almost tugged it, as it had been frozen, so it was almost like pulled cheese! I am SO pleased that you liked this recipe and like you, I make the crust bases in bulk about once a month! Thanks for commenting, Karen

  44. Emma says

    Hello! This was amazing :) thank you for this splendid recipe! But I was wondering if you have the nutrition information? It would be very helpful as I’m trying to track my meals :)

  45. Caroline says

    I have just made the cauliflower pizza, I flipped it over to brown both sides then topped it and popped it back in to brown, i topped it with tomatoes, tuna, sweetcorn and spinach, it was amazing , I ate the lot ! And still within my calories, fat and low carbs. Thanks for the recipe !!! X

  46. says

    Must say that I absolutly love this pizza! And my husband actually asks for it on a almost weekly basis. 😛
    I’ve just decided to start my own blog documenting my journey. I hope that I some day can contribute with just as delicious recepies as you do. :)

  47. Jill says

    I made this yesterday, had half with potatoes and peas, the other half I had today as part of my packed lunch with a winter salad. It was excellent both days, I really can’t believe it! Thank you

  48. Eleanor says

    Recently made the cauliflower crust pizza and was so pleased with the result! My housemate is doing slimming world and really loved this with a hearty salad. Been enjoying your other cauliflower based recipes as well. Thanks!

      • Sue P says

        Was dubious as to whether cauliflower pizza would really work, but tried your recipe yesterday and was amazed! It’s fabulous and I’m not even a huge pizza fan ( but my husband is). I added some crushed fennel seeds to the base and loved the flavour. Will definitely make this again. Quite something to see how much water I managed to squeeze out of the cooked cauliflower. Will look forward to more cauliflower recipes. Thanks, Karen.

  49. Amy says

    I am going to try this during the weekend; however my family does not like tomatoes. They are fine with sauces and petite chunks but not big slices. Do you have any suggestions about using the tomatoes but making them more subtle on the pizza or perhaps a substitute vegtable? Thanks so much!!! It looks really delicious

  50. says

    Hi Karen,
    I absolutely loved this recipe. I’ve been a coeliac since I was born and going through teenage life (I’m now 19) I found that pizza was the thing I wanted the most as that what all my friends seemed to be eating. This is the perfect substitute as i’ve found that all bought pizza bases seems to be really tough and hard and generally not very appetising. I’ve just started my own food blog, sharing gluten-free recipes.


    You’re blog is amazing and has given me lots of inspiration! I especially like it as you used normal, affordable ingredients which is ideal as I’m a poor student!

    Thank you

    • says

      Thanks so much for your wonderful and supportive comments Hope, and I’m delighted that you find my recipes and my site so inspirational.
      I shall pop over to see your blog, and do look out for some new GF recipes I have coming soon on L and L.

  51. Linda says

    Mmmm love it.. it´s easy, tastes good and its healthy. what more can you ask for, even my daughter who loves pizza chose this one over the flour one.. thank you :)

  52. says

    I’m going to slightly disagree that you have to squeeze all the liquid out of the cauliflower rice before cooking. I have never had any problems not doing that. I just microwaved it a bit to evaporate off the liquid, add cheddar cheese and egg…..let me know what you think.


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